MJC Presents: Chris Cody's "Astrolabe" (Syd/Mel)
Sydney pianist and composer Chris Cody has been based in Paris for much of the last 25 years, performing and recording internationally. This connection resulted in the writing of a major work, Astrolabe: Suite for La Pérouse, a powerful musical journey, inspired by French navigator Jean-Francois de La Pérouse’s voyage to Australia on the ship, L’Astrolabe, in 1788. Pérouse arrived in Botany Bay only six days after the First Fleet and vanished just weeks after leaving Australian shores.
Cody’s work draws upon jazz, classical and diverse world music influences to take audiences on a vibrant and exciting musical odyssey. There are themes in this work of old world versus new world, the unknown and of loss, death and disappearance.
Cody will perform all nine pieces of the Suite in a Sextet version, joined by regular Melbourne collaborators in Paul Williamson (trumpet), Julien Wilson (bass clarinet & tenor sax), Adrian Sherriff (bass trombone, shakuhachi), Philip Rex (acoustic bass) and Danny Fisher (drums & percussion).
|Doors Open||13 Oct 2019 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||13 Oct 2019 8:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||13 Oct 2019 7:30 pm|